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If you have an iPhone there’s a really cool app called Homesnap. I’ve been having a lot of fun with it for about a month now. I heard about it via Katie Lance on an Inman | Next Webinar.
If you're out and about and see a place you'd like to know a little bit more about just take a picture of the property and everything comes to your iPhone.
I was on my way over Capitol Hill last week. There was no one behind me so I stopped and took a quick photo of this house using Homesnap. It’s not for sale, yet I got a great little profile about it.
I learned in fact it’s a duplex with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and is 2,350 square feet. It last sold on 9/28/04 for $499,000 and its estimated market value today is $556,400. If you lived here your kids would go to Lowell Elementary, Washington Middle, or Garfield High School.
As a guy who spent a few years in title property information I would have loved for my clients to have a tool like this. No more, “Can I get a property profile for the red house on the corner of 12th and John St?" I know, that kind of dates me. With Homesnap you can share the photo you took with the address on it and email it.
From what I’ve read Homesnap isn’t using photo recognition, it’s using the iPhone’s GPS and the accelerometer, a device that measures movement and gravity and like a gyroscope it knows how you’re holding the phone and if its vertical, horizontal, or at a tilt so it can determine which way the camera is pointed.
I had Homesnap running while I was driving through a neighborhood so I’d be ready to stop and take a quick shot. I looked at the screen and it was messaging me, “You’re moving too fast, slow down.”
Homesnap gives you a Smartzip HomeScore and InvestorScore to predict appreciation and investment potential. I’ll need to play with this more, but I think it’s handy to get these quick indicators.
I think Homesnap is a fun app and very useful. It creates a nice property profile. The one piece of info I wish it included was the assessor’s tax parcel number, but that’s really no big deal. I like the fact it’s plotted out on a Google map.
Homesnap is available in most metro areas. If the property is listed you get more info and pictures from the MLS. I’ve tried several listed properties around Seattle and this info isn’t available for any of my subjects. I’m thinking our NW MLS doesn’t want to play. So, my Homesnap profiles are being pulled from public record, which is just fine with me.
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